Agriculture: Plants & Animals

Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as animal science, agribusiness management and entomology.

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Majors

  • Agribusiness Management

    Agribusiness management is the application of business skills in areas such as marketing, finance, economics and management to the agricultural industry.

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

    This program prepares students for careers as school-based agriculture, food and natural resources teachers at the secondary level, careers in agricultural and natural resource education fields, or professional or graduate school program.

  • Animal Science

    Animal science encompasses livestock production marketing, public affairs, transportation, research, companion animal management and many more allied specialties.

  • Crop and Soil Sciences

    This undergraduate curriculum is designed to train young men and women as professional crop scientists, soil scientists, turfgrass scientists and environmentalists.

  • Entomology

    Courses are designed to give the student an understanding of the structure, classification, identification, function, biology, ecology, and management of beneficial and harmful arthropods, and the communities and ecosystems where insects occur.

  • Horticulture

    The Horticulture program prepares students to make new discoveries in the plant sciences, promote the use of plants and food for improved human health, and manage and develop landscape design projects.

Certificate Programs

  • Agricultural Industries

    The Agricultural Industries Certificate Program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operation or to launch a career in the industry.

  • Agricultural Operations

    The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.

  • Dairy Management

    The Dairy Program is designed to give students a basic foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows, the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business which they can continue to build upon after graduation from the program.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management

    The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use, and management of fruit and vegetable crops.

  • Fruit, Vegetable and Organic Horticulture Management

    The Fruit, Vegetable, and Organic Horticulture Management program provides students an opportunity to gain the necessary skills for a successful career in the fruit and vegetable industries.

  • Horse Management

    This certificate program is designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize in the area of horse management, such as horse farm management, feeding and nutrition, basic reproduction, horse behavior and more.

  • Livestock Industries

    The Livestock Industries certificate program is a three semester program designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice.

  • Viticulture

    The Viticulture Certificate program provides students with a solid background in plant science along with specific expertise and skills needed for careers in the grape industry.

Graduate Programs

Some College of Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate programs include:

  • Agricultural Food & Resource Economics (MS, PhD)
  • Animal Science (MS, PhD)
  • Biosystems Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Entomology (MS, PhD)
  • Horticulture (MS, PhD)
  • Horticulture – Plant Breeding, Genetics & Biotechnology (MS, PhD)
  • Crop & Soil Science (MS, PhD)
  • Crop & Soil Sciences – Plant Breeding, Genetics & Biotechnology (MS, PhD)
  • Plant Pathology (MS, PhD)
  • Path Pathology – Plant Breeding, Genetics & Biotechnology (MS, PhD)

More information is available in the CANR Graduate section and through the MSU Graduate School.

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